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CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. This is a one-stop shop for all your Irish retail news. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including “Retail at a Glance” subscribe today.

 

Irish shoppers choose homegrown brands

Irish shoppers are choosing to buy homegrown brands despite the continued rise of own-label products. The top four brands in the country are Avonmore in number one position, Brennans in second, Denny in third, and Jacob’s in fourth.

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Almost half of Irish adults purchase sliced chicken

Almost 7 in 10 (68%) adults claim to typically purchase sliced cooked meats which are not ham, with almost half (45%) of adults purchasing sliced chicken. This research, conducted on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of…

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Research shows 80% of Irish people have gum disease

Research carried out by GSK shows that 80% of Irish people have some form of gum disease. GSK have added the new Corsodyl Ultra Clean variant to its range to help tackle high gum disease levels in Ireland.

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‘That shit will never sell': Baileys Irish Cream creator on how new brands can avoid failure

Most new product developments fail miserably. Over 95% of new products, each one carefully considered, logically developed, lovingly designed and meticulously researched, nosedive in expensive flames.

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Threat to retail jobs escalates as Amazon shareholders cash in 20 years after IPO

Online retail giant Amazon floated on the stock market 20 years ago this week. To say it would have made a good investment punt at the time is a gross understatement. If you invested $100 in Amazon shares back in 1997, your stake would be worth $64,000 today. A $5,000 investment…

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Alcohol vendors warned over underage sales

Pubs and off-licences in Co Kerry have been warned to be more vigilant when selling alcohol after a sting found nearly half of premises tested did not ask for ID and sold drink to minors. Superintendent of the Garda District covering Listowel and north Kerry Daniel Keane said…

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Tesco to stop offering its credit card in the Irish market

UK grocer Tesco is to stop offering its credit card in the Irish market, in a further blow for Irish consumers left with a shrinking number of financial services providers. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the supermarket chain said it “apologises that customers are currently no…

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Tesco opens new Dublin store, creating 85 jobs

Tesco Ireland has opened its newest outlet at the Airside Retail Park in Swords, north Dublin, creating 85 jobs. Local suppliers to the store will include: Dessie Farrell Parsnip supplier from Rush, Co. Dublin; Brian Weldon, cauliflower supplier from Lusk Co. Dublin, the Foley Brothers…

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SuperValu scoop two awards at the 2017 All Ireland Marketing Awards

SuperValu was the only brand to win two highly coveted awards at the recent AIM awards evening at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. Before an audience of 900 attendees SuperValu received ‘Best Public Relations Campaign Award for Wine’ and ‘Best Loyalty Marketing Award’ for best engagement…

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No retrial of Aldi vs Dunnes trademark infringement case

There will be no High Court retrial of the Aldi versus Dunnes Stores price comparison trademark infringement case, the Court of Appeal has ruled. However, Aldi says it wants to appeal to the Supreme Court last month’s appeal court decision setting aside a 2015 High Court finding…

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Lidl Ireland to launch luxury range of craft beers next month – with prices starting from just €1.49

Lidl have revealed plans to launch a luxury range of craft beers across their Irish stores next month. The supermarket giant say the craft beers selection will land in their 150 stores here from Thursday June 1 – but only while stocks last.

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Lidl Future Stars: inspiring young ladies footballers to stay involved

As proud supporters of Ladies Gaelic Football, Lidl Ireland wants players at every level to have the best possible chance at reaching their full sporting potential. Lidl’s latest grassroots offering; ‘Lidl Future Stars’ aims at encouraging young female footballers to stay involved in team sports…

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Offaly club are lucky winners in Lidl’s Ladies football competition

Reigning Offaly Senior Ladies Football champions, Naomh Ciaran were lucky winners recently in Lidl’s Ladies Gaelic Football Club Competition. They won a free shop for their club worth €500. Representatives of the club were pictured at the Lidl store in Roscrea as they filled…

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Retailers say Dunnes is ‘undermining’ town-centre trade by sitting on empty shops

One of Ireland’s main retail groups says Dunnes Stores is “undermining” trade in town centres by sitting on vacant shops around the country. Retail Excellence chief David Fitzsimons said that the supermarket and clothing chain has left several main-street retail units vacant after moving…

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Topaz re-introduces promotion for third year

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has partnered with two of Ireland’s leading sportspeople, Kevin McManamon and Bríd Stack, to launch its Cash for Clubs 2017 promotion and encourage people across Ireland to go the extra mile for their local community.

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Sales at B&Q owner Kingfisher dip in first quarter

Sales at B&Q owner Kingfisher dipped in the first quarter after a slowdown at the firm’s French division hit its performance. The group posted a 0.6 per cent decline in like-for-like sales in the three months to April 30th, with comparable sales falling 5.5 per cent in France, where the group…

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Game on for sports retailers as Ashley arrives in town

UK billionaire Mike Ashley’s cavernous new SportsDirect.com megastore in Dublin is open barely a week and already its indigenous competitors must be feeling the heat. The new store, in the building that once housed Boyers department store, is a monster addition to the sports…

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Insomnia on track to open 175 stores by year end

Insomnia has today announced that it is on track to open 175 coffee bars by the end of 2017. This comes after the re-opening of the flagship store in St. Stephens Green which opened its doors for the first time since April.

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‘Very sad day’ as retailer closes after 58 years

A prominent independent retailer in Co Cork is to close down after nearly six decades of business, citing “impossible” competition from online and chain retailers as being behind his decision to ceasing trading.

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A ‘massive discount’ weekend will be held at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre this weekend

Some great deals for shoppers and all for a great cause. Shoppers at the Blanchardstown Centre in Dublin will be able to avail of discounts of up to 20% in selected stores this Saturday and Sunday.

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International retailers make Quays Shopping Centre move

Two international retailers have taken space at the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry. Global footwear brand Skechers will open its third Northern Ireland store with existing sites already operating in Belfast and Craigavon.

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